December 14, 2017

Nigeria: Proposed NGO bill will be a death knell for civil society

Abuja — A proposed bill currently before Nigeria’s lawmakers, which will give the government sweeping powers over non-governmental organisations (NGOs), threatens the existence of…
December 07, 2017

Statement: Solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people

Several delegates at the CIVICUS World Assembly in Suva, Fiji on 7 December 2017 urged us to speak out against the ill-advised announcement of…
November 27, 2017

‘Sparks of hope’ light up the dark

Winners of the 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards show great courage and commitment to social change Suva, Fiji – An Egyptian activist and…
November 24, 2017

Guatemala: Las autoridades detienen a Jerson Antonio Morales al tiempo que continúan los ataques contra…

English La alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS condenó el arresto y la detención ilegal del periodista y activista de los derechos indígenas…
November 23, 2017

Zimbabwe’s transition: prioritise restraint and respect for human rights

Johannesburg - Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and all stakeholders in Zimbabwe to continue to exercise restraint and respect…
November 16, 2017

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) reaches 30-year milestone but challenges remain

November 15 marked the last day of the 61st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR taking place in Banjul, The Gambia as the Commission celebrates 30 years…
October 26, 2017

Civil Society’s call to stop persecution of activists arrested on 29 September 2017

Mr. Given Lubinda Minister of Justice National Assembly of Zambia, Parliament Buildings, P.O. Box 31299, Lusaka Plot 150/2584 Zambia Email:; Cc Minister…
October 16, 2017

Madagascar: drop charge against environmental activist

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS expresses deep concern over the unlawful arrest and arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Raleva. We condemn this action…
October 10, 2017

Joint Statement: Grave concern over recent raids on Ugandan civil society groups

We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), strongly condemn the Ugandan authorities’ flagrant and repeated attempts to suppress the peaceful and legitimate activities of…
September 21, 2017

Global Campaign Challenges Rising Restrictions on Fundamental Freedoms

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will come together at hundreds of events across 5 continents, as part of a new global campaign…
September 12, 2017

Joint statement from Environmental rights defenders workshop

In response to the rise in the attacks, harassment and killings of human rights defenders and activists defending land, environmental and indigenous rights, CIVICUS…
September 12, 2017

Tanzania: worrying signs for freedom of expression and association

The attempted assassination of outspoken government critic Tundu Lissu on 7 September 2017 is the latest in a series of efforts aimed at constraining…
August 24, 2017

NGOs Raise Concern Over Forcibly Disappeared Sayed Alawi

Sayed Alawi has been detained for over nine months, with no access to a lawyer or to his family since his arrest. During this…
August 22, 2017

Emergencia global en el espacio cívico

Según el Informe 2017 de la alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS, el mundo se enfrenta a una crisis democrática sin precedentes debido…
August 18, 2017

Kenya: Civil Society Condemns Attempted Raid and Deregistration of Human Rights Organisations

NAIROBI – Leading global and regional civil society groups have strongly condemned the targeting of two Kenyan national human rights organisations by the authorities.…
August 08, 2017

Repressive Vietnam Ramps Up Crackdown On Activists and Bloggers

Authorities in Vietnam have increasingly been using the country’s draconian security laws to attack and silence human rights defenders in recent weeks.   Ahead of…
August 07, 2017

CIVICUS Calls For Calm and Respect of Voters’ Rights in Kenya Elections

As Kenyans go to the polls tomorrow to vote in general elections, global civil society alliance, CIVICUS calls on the authorities, leaders of political…
August 02, 2017

Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in…


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